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The logistics of installing a security system are often forgotten or deemed irrelevant when purchasing a security system. However, the ability to install and effectively use security cameras is ultimately the most important factor to consider before purchasing. Depending on your space and what you wish to have surveillance on, the type of security camera you need can be vastly different. As a handy guide, below, we have outlined common types of security cameras, their installation process, and the type of home they would be best suited to.

Night Vision Cameras

With low visibility, thieves can operate much easier at night, slipping undetected in and out of homes. Night vision cameras like the Dark Box Camera aim to strip away thieves' obvious advantages at night by clearly recording footage of your home after hours. Night cameras are very easy to install, with most night vision cameras quickly setting up and moving around. Most night vision cameras are rechargeable or plugged into an external electric source, meaning the most installation they could require is a power source. As night vision cameras are easy to move, you can see which angle works best for you with most cameras benign handheld. Night vision cameras can monitor activity in your garden or be set up to watch over your front door during the night, capturing any unusual activity.

Traditional Security Cameras

Standard home security cameras are the hardest camera systems to install, as they often need to be wired into walls to make them more discrete. These security cameras are often used when one wishes to have continual surveillance around the home and property exterior. Traditional security cameras offer consistency and footage from multiple angles, but they are much less flexible than hidden or spy cameras. Once security cameras are screwed and wired in, they are much harder to move. Hidden or spy cameras are mostly handheld, allowing you to adjust and move them as you desire. Traditional security cameras are also unsuitable if you live in rented accommodation, as installing them will inevitably damage the property.

Hidden Cameras

Hidden cameras are the most low-maintenance security cameras, with no installation required. Most hidden cameras are either rechargeable or use batteries, allowing quick and easy charging and recording. Smaller spy cameras can be purchased with an added power bank, which acts as a battery booster, allowing the spy camera to have approximately 24 hours of charge. The adaptability of hidden cameras also makes them perfect for any home, regardless of whether you live in a house, flat, etc.